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A.J.G. Verheijen

In: Handbook of Public Administration

Chapter 39: Public Administration in Post-Communist States

Edited by: B. Guy Peters & Jon Pierre


Subject: Public Administration (general)

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Public Administration in Post-Communist States
Public administration in post-communist states

The post-Communist states of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union provide a microcosm of the problems inherent in comprehensive public administration reform processes. These states range from EU candidate states to states that have slid to extreme levels of poverty and have fallen back to the level of economic development of the lower strata of some developing countries. At the same time they are all in one way or another ‘post-Communist states’ that needed to re-build systems of public administration virtually from scratch after the collapse of the previous regimes. They also share the inheritance of the former systems of governance as far as systems of public administration are concerned, an inheritance which ...

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